About who needs care: My dad is lonely and suffering from a decline in cognitive ability. He has a dog, but needs someone around to remind him to eat, take his pills, light cleaning and pay his bills.
About the care needs: My dad is a people person, but can be cantankerous. Ideally, a caregiver would be patient, but firm and keep him company for a bit, clean, and make sure he's taking care of himself.
Services needed include: meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, and bathing / dressing.